How good of a Democrat are you?

Rob Kerby

So, you are proud to be a Democrat! A standard-bearer for America's largest party, founded by Thomas Jefferson and guided by the principles of Franklin D. Roosevelt! Well, we have a few questions for you -- 50 actually. They're from the most recent official Platform of the Democratic National Party. Let's see if you really agree or disagree with these official policy positions of the Democrats!

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America has always been a nation of immigrants. We need comprehensive immigration reform, not just piecemeal efforts. We must work together to pass immigration reform in a way that unites this country, not in a way that divides us by playing on our worst instincts and fears.
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America must seek a world with no nuclear weapons and take concrete actions to move in this direction. We must work with other nations to secure, eliminate, and stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

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Ensuring quality, affordable health care for every single American is essential. Covering all is not just a moral imperative, but is necessary to making our health system workable and affordable.

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Faith-based groups are not a replacement for government or secular non-profit programs; rather, they are yet another sector working to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We must empower grassroots faith-based and community groups to help meet challenges like poverty, ex-offender reentry, and illiteracy.

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Graduation from a quality public school and the opportunity to succeed in college must be the birthright of every child – not the privilege of the few.

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I oppose laws that require identification in order to vote or register to vote, which create discriminatory barriers to the right to vote and disenfranchise many eligible voters.

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I support a woman’s decision to have an abortion or to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.
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I support access to comprehensive affordable family planning services and age-appropriate sex education which empower people to make informed choices and live healthy lives.
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I support the efforts for self-determination and sovereignty of Native Hawaiians and respect Native Hawaiian culture rights and sacred places.
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I support the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the implementation of policies to allow qualified men and women to serve openly regardless of sexual orientation.
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11.
Investment in the arts is an investment in our creativity and cultural heritage, in our diversity, in our communities, and in our humanity.
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It is time to make the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, which aim to cut worldwide poverty in half by 2015. We need to invest in building capable, democratic nations that can establish healthy and educated communities, develop markets, and generate wealth.
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Online and on TV, we must give parents tools to block content they find objectionable. We also must recognize that caring for family members and managing a household is real and valuable work.
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Our daughters should have the same opportunities as our sons. When women still earn 76 cents for every dollar that a man earns, it doesn’t just hurt women; it hurts families and children.
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Since businesses can only function when workers can get to their place of employment, we must invest in public transportation including rail, expand transportation options for low-income communities, and strengthen core infrastructure like our roads and bridges.
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